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156 Responses

  1. Caroline says:

    Beth and Leta,
    The lesson should be up soon. Typically we post them on Tuesday, but if we’re running late it might be a couple of days from now. My best advice is just to keep checking back. 🙂

  2. Ann Adams says:

    When will lesson # 9 be posted? Thanks for all you do.

  3. Janell says:

    You have always help me prepare my lessons and I was wondering when lesson #10 scriptures will be out. Thank you

  4. EmilyCC says:

    Hi Janell, I just posted #10. Hope it helps!

  5. Susan says:

    I love your ideas. They really help, I appreciate all the work that goes into them. It would really help if you could post them a little earlier. Sometimes you have music suggestions, etc and it is too late to arrange it for our ward or make use of the library by the time I can get the lesson. Do you have others that feel the same way? Thanks again. I will gladly use anything whenever it is posted, but it would be nice to get it a little earlier.

  6. Kayt Bell says:

    Hey ladies, Anyone had any luck finding a lesson help for lesson #11 “The Life of Christ”! I’m on a bit of a time crunch! Help!!!

  7. EmilyCC says:

    Katy, it’ll be up tonight or tomorrow. Thanks for your patience!

    • Domingas says:

      when are you going to do the translate into Portuguese also.
      I love to see that in the future, I love your ideas. They really help, I appreciate all the hard work you do.

  8. Susan says:

    I am teaching the lesson on Priesthood this Sunday and wondered when you were going to post the lesson. I enjoy your helps, they are wonderful. By the way Elder Boyd K Packer gave a talk in April 1992 on What Every Elder Should Know–and Every Sister as well: A Primer on Principles of Priesthood Government that was very heloful to me.

  9. Caroline says:

    I believe it’s scheduled to be posted sometime today.

  10. Cassie Lynne says:

    Wow, this is site is quite the undertaking! I must say, this is not a breath of fresh air, but cool water to the lips of a thirsty young girl!

    I’m a young new wife, and life is great. However, I thought my husband was the only one out there who didn’t think my ideas and desire to make changes was inherently bad. I love this magazine & blog. How do I join?

  11. Lisa says:

    When will lesson ideas for LEsson #14 be posted. I am teaching on this next Sunday and need some more helps for my lesson.

  12. Lisa M says:

    When will lesson 16 be posted? Your help is appreciated. I teach lesson 16 this Sunday August 15. Thanks for all your help.

  13. Jan Chilson says:

    I’m teaching lesson #17 this coming Sunday, Sept 12. Will you have your ideas and outline out soon? I really love this site and the different perspectives on the RS lessons. The additional information really enhances my lessons and gives the sisters something to think about. Thanks again!

  14. Zoe Murdock says:

    This latest issue of The Exponent, with all the paintings and photographs, is a work of art itself. It’s truly fine!!
    Zoe

  15. Lucy Owens says:

    Does anyone have any thoughts on the Presidency’s message for October? I am a new RS teacher and I just want to know if anyone have any ideas or suggestions on how to go about presenting this. I’m so nervous cause I don’t know if I can teach. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

    Lucy

  16. Caroline says:

    Hi Lucy,
    The presidency messages are generally determined locally, so each stake or ward may choose something different. Out of curiosity, what’s your topic?

    • Lucy Owens says:

      Hi Caroline. Thanks so much for responding. I didn’t know that the message is different depending on the stake or ward. I thought it was the same for everyone. The Topic is on Pres. Henry B. Eyring’s talk in the April 2010 conference. “Help Them on Their Way Home.”

  17. Lucy Owens says:

    I’ve read some of your lesson ideas and outlines. I am so grateful that there is a place like this for sharing ideas and knowledge. Like I said in my comment before, I am a new teacher. I’m learning as I go. I will be teaching Lesson #19 this coming Sunday, October 31. It seems like an easy enough Topic, but any additional suggestions or ideas will be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much for all the work and love you all put into this to help us newbys become better teachers.

  18. Becca Taylor says:

    Just wondering when Lesson #23 might be posted? I have to teach it this Sunday and would love some ideas! Thanks Becca

  19. Janell says:

    Just wondering when Chapter 26: Sacrifice. Will be available. Thank you

  20. Lacy says:

    Just wondering…what ever happend to the contributor D’Arcy? I remember really enjoying her posts when I first happened upon this blog. Just noticed she’s off the sidebar of contributors (I generally get the feed delivered via google reader). Anyway, I miss her voice here!

  21. Beverly Brown says:

    Loved your ideas for last lesson. Anything for 29 yet.
    anxious and waiting.
    thanks for your help

  22. Kelly Ann says:

    Beverly, It will be up later this weekend. Sorry for the delay.

  23. Denise says:

    So did R.S. lesson #31 get skipped? I always appreciate the great ideas I get from this site.

  24. Linda Andrews says:

    This is NOT a comment.

    An administrative request; please update the upsite with the 2011 Retreat dates and details ( if possible) so the dates can be saved. Much appreciated.

    Also, as I have a new email address, can I please be “subscribe” to the blog? Thanks again. Linda

  25. Robert Charles Powell says:

    I caught your comment somewhere on the blog about having served as a ?chaplain or chaplain’s assistant? at some time in the past, and I also caught your comment somewhere on the blog about the so-called curse of Cain. I know this may seem like a somewhat arcane question, but currently I am trying to ascertain about how many Black Mormon clinical chaplains — male and female — there might be in North America. Might you be able to guide me in how to find an answer to this question. Thank you for your assistance.

  26. Linda Andrews says:

    What are the RETREAT dates and place for 2011? I’ve been contacted by a few women who are trying to buy tickets (this far ahead and get good deals!) so they can come join us!! PLEASE ADVISE. Thanks, LGA

  27. Diane says:

    I would like to know why my comment is in moderation, All I did was state that I thought Nat Kelly was being dismissive of those of us who disagreed with an OP, if simply stating that is enough to get one to be placed in Moderation then seriously, I have seen much worse written an nothing gets put in moderation or even a warning, I guess when people are friends with other bloggers this is permissive?

    • Starfoxy says:

      Your comments were removed as part of a subthread that was started by an anonymous comment that was nothing more than an insult- and had *nothing* to do with the original post.
      The entire subthread was off-topic and was removed to prevent further discussion on the issue.

  28. Diane says:

    I would like to make a suggestion for a future OP. This is something I’ve been thinking about and still trying to process, so, I’m sure its relevant to many members and former members alike. I would like to see an article written about the use of negative language applied toward members as a means of silencing them (i.e.) words like anti, apostate.

  29. Denise says:

    Can’t wait to see post on R.S. lesson #41. The lesson posts are always so thought provoking!

  30. Kelly Ann says:

    Denise, Both lesson 41 and 42 will be up on Tuesday. Sorry they are coming a little later than normal.

  31. kendra burk says:

    Just wondering when lesson 44 would be posted!! I’m struggling so much with this lesson, can’t wait for your wonderful insight and direction. Love your help!! Thanks again.

  32. Diane says:

    hey guys,

    I’m wondering if something is wrong with how we get new OP pieces because my last OP is about the Divinity of Motherhood. I haven’t received any of the new ones. I know they are there because of the responses of people on the sidebar

  33. SPmom says:

    Why is there no lesson outline for #47 Exaltation? I really enjoy your insights into the lessons and they really help me as a teacher in RS. So why miss the last lesson of the manual?

  34. Jane McKenzie says:

    I am so hopeful that you will continue with Lesson suggestions and ideas for 2012… your lessons here on Exponet have proven to be the greatest support for my delivering meaningful ideas and a fresh approach every month! Will you continue please?

  35. Kelly Clark says:

    I am also hoping for a continuation with lesson suggestions and ideas for 2012. It has been so very helpful to me. Will you continue please?

  36. Erin says:

    I am so excited to find this blog and the magazine. I found it by reading an article on Yahoo. I’ve only read one article so far but I feel like I’ve found other sisters who are like me. I’m a convert and I’ve had a really hard time adjusting to mormon life. In fact, we’ve been inactive for about three years and just started going back two weeks ago. I can’t wait to read more articles.

    • Jessawhy says:

      Erin,
      Welcome. I know how it feels to find a community that you can identify with. I found that here a few years ago. Please feel free to comment on new or old threads, and if you feel the writing spirit, submit a guest blog post or an essay for the Exponent II publication.

      Happy reading!

  37. Diane says:

    Caroline

    I thought given your recent post on how to raise the next generation of Mormon women you would be interested in an article in the Huffington Post, called top 10 hero’s for our daughters. It teaches them how to fight for themselves.

  38. Sheila says:

    When will lesson 15 be posted?

  39. sartawi says:

    I have been following the comments by readers in the Salt Lake Tribune, following the article posted a couple days ago, entitled, “Mormon Women Seeking Middle Ground to Greater Equality”. I was raised in Utah, then left for 12 years as we went to school and had several jobs around the country. We recently returned to Utah. It is interesting to see the comments posted by a community that isn’t generally present on Mormon feminist boards. Just as I do here, I have been posting my respectful opinions in replies, and trying to curb my responses to keep from just sounding angry. It has been an interesting experience. People who come to this page generally have a similar idea of the feminist movement in the church, or at least have a respect for it. Putting an article out to the general (Mormon) public reaches a much larger array of readers, in terms of their feminist understanding of church issues involving women’s rights. Anyway, it would be interesting to know what those in this forum thought of the article, and the way it was presented. I know that not everyone lives in Utah, but I know that many do, and others can read it online, as I did. I would also be curious to know what input members of The Exponent had in contributing to the writing/research of the article itself (if any were interviewed, etc). If you have a way to present the article here, as a post, I think there are others that would also have some great input into what it means for this cause to become more visible to the Mormon “public”. If that makes any sense at all 🙂

    • sartawi says:

      P.S. Beautiful job on the latest published edition of the magazine. I’ve read it twice already from cover to cover. There is a lot of talent and heart in those pages.

  40. Diane says:

    I was thinking about a topic that maybe one of you ladies could do a post on.

    In one way, its really not a big thing, but, in another its a very big thing because it involves honesty.

    Anyone else bothered when the news media keeps bringing up how much money Mitt donates to the church? It really bothers me that he doesn’t make the distinction between fast donations, and his regular tithes, and mainstream media doesn’t know enough to even make the distinction.

  41. Diane says:

    Spunky or Caroline

    I was reading something on the Feminism and Religion site and I need to ask a question. Sorry, if it seems dumb or obvious but, what is the difference between a religious question vrs a theology question?

  42. sartawi says:

    http://news.byu.edu/archive12-sep-women.aspx

    I saw this article on the BYU website. I am curious what you and others think about this topic as it relates to women speaking up in church situations. Sometimes, as outspoken as I can be, I find myself hesitant to speak up when I am greatly outnumbered by men. I know it’s part of my ingrained upbringing, and I am trying to overcome it, but it a very real issue to me. Any one else experience this?

  43. Kimberly says:

    I’m not finding lesson 10 from Howard W Hunter. Is it posted somewhere?

  44. Domingas says:

    Can we have the information in Portuguese for RS lesson ideas.
    Thanks sister Rosa

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